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MIRAGE 2000 (DASSAULT-BREGUET)

Specifications
Countries of Origin France
Builder team : Dassault Aviation, SNECMA, Thomson-CSF
First flight : March, 1978 [Mirage 2000C]
February, 1991 [Mirage 2000D]
In-service in the French Air Force : Summer 1983 [Mirage 2000C]
April, 1993 [Mirage 2000D]
Similar Aircraft
  • Mirage III/5
  • Kfir
  • Viggen
Crew
  • One
  • Mirage 2000N &2000D -- two [ 1 pilot + 1 navigation and weapon officer]
Role Interceptor [Mirage 2000C]
All weather night and day missions such as Battlefield Air Interdiction (BAI) [Mirage 2000D]
Major operational capabilities : [Mirage 2000D]
Automated terrain following at very high speed and very low altitude
All-weather night and day bombing capability
High precision all weather day/night bombing with Thomson-CSF PDL-CT
Length 50 ft, 3 in (14.36 m)
Span 29 ft, 5 in (9.13 m)
Height 5.30 meters
Empty Weight 7,600 kg [Mirage 2000C]
Maximum Weight 16,500 kg
Maximal armament weight : 5,900 kg [Mirage 2000C]
6,200 kg (9 store stations) [Mirage 2000D]
Power plant / Thrust : SNECMA M 53 P2 jet engine / 9.7 t with afterburner
Maximum Speed Mach 1,2 [low altitude]
Mach 2,2 [high altitude]
Rate of Climb 17,000 m/min
Ceiling Above 50,000 ft / 16,500 m
Combat Radius
  • 800 nm (1,475 km) w/
    4 250-kg bombs
  • 1,000 nm (1,850 km) w/
    2 1,700-liter drop tanks
  • 1,800 nm (3,335 km) max fuel w/
    2 1,700-liter + 1 1,300-liter drop tanks
In-Flight Refueling Yes
Fuel capacity : [Mirage 2000C]
3,950 l internal / 8,000 l maximal / in-flight refuelling [Mirage 2000D]
3,1 t internal / 6,2 t maximal / In-flight refuelling
Sensors RDI radar (interceptor), RWR, Advanced bombsight
Drop Tanks 1700 L drop tank 1358 kg of fuel for 188 nm of range
1300 L drop tank 1038 kg of fuel for 144 nm of range
Armament
  • Cannon : 2 GIAT DEFA 554 de 30 mm
  • Air-air : missiles MICA, Magic 2, Super 530F,Super 530D Sky Flash.
  • Air-ground bombs : BGL 1000, BM400, BAP 100
  • Air-ground missiles : Durandal, Belouga, Armat, Apache, Scalp, AS30L, AM39, ASMP
TYPICAL LOADS
2 AM.39 Exocet, 1 1300 L drop Tank (855 nm)
1 1300 L drop tank, 2 ARMAT, 2 R.550 Magic (885 nm)
1 1300 L drop tank, 2R.500 Magic, 2 R.530D (885 nm)
4 Belouga, 2 1700 L drop tank, 2 R.550 Magic (1094 nm)
18 EU2 250 kg bombs (756 nm)
Special equipment : [Mirage 2000C]
Thomson-CSF RDI radar (pulse doppler), look down-shoot down capacity, integrated electronic counter-measures, fly-by-wire, automatic pilot, inertial guidance system [Mirage 2000D]
Fly-by-wire system, 2 inertial navigation systems, Thomson-CSF Antilope 5 terrain following radar, Icare digital map, integrated GPS, integrated countermeasures, laser designation pod with thermal camera (PDL-CT)
NATO interoperability : Protected radiocommunications, identification friend or foe, in-flight refuelling by NATO aircraft, armament and ammunitions in accordance with NATO standards
Number of units produced : 526 (all types of Mirage 2000 included)
French Air Force inventory : 80 aircraft in 4 squadrons [Mirage 2000C]
60 aircraft in 3 squadrons [Mirage 2000C]
User Countries
(all types of Mirage 2000 included)
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Greece
  • India
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates



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